Going from wrestling in high school and college gyms to the Times Union Center in Albany can be a daunting task for a young wrestler. Trading in bleachers for an arena is like jumping from Little League to the Major Leagues overnight.
If there’s one thing you take away from wrestling, it’s to never give up. That’s what led Sander Miller to a Section 1 Division 2 title last Saturday.
You couldn’t help but notice when one team in particular walked into Edgemont High School early Saturday morning. With the bleachers pulled out, mats covering the floors of both gyms and the smell of breakfast sandwiches permeating the air in anticipation of a long day of wrestling, it was a…
When then-senior Mikey Schwartz’s father died of cancer a week prior to the 2016-17 season, Edgemont wrestling coach Peter Jacobson racked his brain to find a way to use wrestling to help Schwartz through a difficult time in his life. Little did Jacobson know a tradition would soon be born.
With a growing list of Section 1 winners, All-State wrestlers and New York State champions, the Edgemont wrestling program has a host of Panthers to put up on a pedestal. The latest Panther the coaches can use as a positive example hasn’t achieved any of that. And whether he does or doesn’t …
December is for volume, and Edgemont wrestling had the volume turned up to 11 last month between nonscoring multimeets, dual matches, dual meet tournaments and junior varsity matches.
Nicky Meglino was bitten by the wrestling bug 10 years ago. On Saturday he actually got bitten during wrestling.
Senior Nicky Meglino finally felt the pressure. He just didn’t let it get to him in winning his second straight Section 1 Division 2 championship. Last year he won at 170 pounds, this year 182.
If sophomore Sumeddha Biswal and freshman Stephanie Kornberg had the physical strength to match their mental fortitude, they’d be two of Edgemont’s best varsity wrestlers.
Edgemont wrestling coach Pete Jacobson has nominated three wrestlers for the Con Ed scholar-athlete award over the years. All three have won.